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7 Favorite Spoonie Products I Can’t Live Without

7 Favorite Spoonie Products I Can't Live Without
Having a chronic illness (or many) gives you some unique needs. Over the past few years, I've figured out solutions for some of mine. I decided to share my 7 favorite spoonie products with you here. Mobisyl [caption id="attachment_1319" align="aligncenter" width="300"] I like to buy the larger tub. It's 8oz (vs. this 3.5 oz) and lasts me a full year.[/caption] This pain relieving cream is my go-to. I love that there is no menthol in it, so it is safe to use on my hands with no worry about it getting into
Cleaning, Anxiety, Depression, FYI

12 Extremely Useful Spoonie Cleaning Tips

12 Extremely Useful Spoonie Cleaning Tips
I wrote a post with a few cleaning tips before, and enjoyed sharing some of the shortcuts I've found over the years. I recently had a request to share some more, and I was happy to compile another list of spoonie cleaning tips. These really work for anyone who wants to spend less time and energy on housework but, obviously, my fellow spoonies come to mind first. :) [caption id="attachment_1196" align="aligncenter" width="300"] This is what we are trying to prevent![/caption] Vacuuming We need to vacuum our carpet almost daily, since we have
Confessions of a Chronically Ill Blogger

Brain Fog, Fatigue, and Pain: Confessions of a Chronically Ill Blogger

Brain Fog, Fatigue, and Pain: Confessions of a Chronically Ill Blogger
I've decided to start a monthly series here on Flawed, Messy Life. It's called Confessions of a Chronically Ill Blogger, and I'll share some of the challenges I face and how I deal with them. I'd like the share my journey of making my dream come true with all of you.   I've mentioned before that I have fibromyalgia, inflammatory arthritis, dysautonomia, depression and anxiety (generalized and social). Today I want to discuss how these affect me as a blogger. Since they have many overlapping symptoms that are the main issues,
Depression, Quotes, Self-Care

Pain Is Not A Competition

Pain is not a Competition
"Pain is not a competition. Just because someone, somewhere may have had worse in their life, it doesn't excuse or erase your pain."  This quote has meant so much to me over the past couple of years. I feel it applies to everyone, no matter what kind of physical, mental, or emotional pain they may have. Pain is pain If you are affected by depression, anxiety, or any other mental illness, you may have a tendency to feel your condition isn't as bad compared to other people. In fact, I had no